IIT JAM 2024: Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process, Exam Preparation Tips, and More.

Joint Admission Test

JAM is the Joint Admission Test for Masters. IIT Madras is the conducting body for JAM 2024. As per the updates, the JAM 2024 will be organized as a CBT (Computer Based Test) for all the test papers. There are seven test papers of JAM 2024, and all will be prepared as objective type, with three varied patterns, named Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), Numerical Answer Type (NAT), and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The candidates who want to enroll for a seat in the IITs have to clear the JAM 2024 exam. JAM 2024 is an open exam for all Indian and Foreign students and there is no age restriction to appear for the exam. The IITs are known for doing Full-time MSc, MSc-PhD, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D Dual degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree programs.

The Applications for JAM 2024 exam will be accepted via an Online mode. The candidates can check out the link given on the JAM 2024 site and can apply for the exam.

IIT JAM 2024 Highlights

Exam NameIndian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.
Organizing BodyIIT Madras
Level of Exam National Level Exam
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test (CBT)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration Of Exam3 Hours
Frequency of Exam Once a Year
Official Websitehttps://jam.iitm.ac.in/

Important Dates for JAM 2024 Exam

EventsDates 2024
Starting of Online Application FormSeptember 5, 2023
Last date to apply for the online application submissionOctober 25, 2023
Last Date to Pay Application FeeOctober 27, 2023
Correction of Application FormNovember 24 to 30, 2023
Admit Card ReleaseJanuary 08, 2024
Exam DateFebruary 11, 2024
Answer Key Release Date1st week of March 2024
Result AnnouncementMarch 22, 2024
JAM 2024 scorecardApril 02, 2024
Counseling RegistrationApril 10, 2024

List of IIT Institutes

S.NoName of the Institute
1IISc Bangalore
2IIT Bhilai
3IIT Bhubaneswar
4IIT Bombay
5IIT Delhi
6IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
7IIT Gandhinagar
8IIT Guwahati
9IIT Hyderabad
10IIT Indore
11IIT Jodhpur
12IIT Kanpur
13IIT Kharagpur
14IIT Madras
15IIT Mandi
16IIT Palakkad
17IIT Patna
18IIT Roorkee
19IIT Ropar
20IIT Tirupati
21IIT ( BHU) Varanasi

The candidate is allowed to appear for 1 or 2 test papers.

Application Fees for JAM 2024

Group/categoryOne Test Paper FeeTwo Test Paper Fee
Female (All categories)/SC/ST/PwDINR 900 INR 1250 
All OthersINR 1800INR 2500

Rules and Regulations for JAM 2024

  1. The candidate must bring their valid admit card and original valid photo identity proof to enter the examination hall.
  2. The candidate photograph or fingerprint will be captured.
  3. The candidates are not allowed to take mobile phones/calculators, smartwatches, and any other electronic gadget inside the exam hall.
  4. Those candidates who will not follow the ethics and code of the exam, will not be allowed to appear for JAM 2024.

How To Apply for JAM 2024?

The candidates have a golden opportunity to apply for JAM 2024 at the JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available on the JAM official website.

Follow the following steps

  • Apply for the exam via online mode.
  • Upload your documents, signature, and photographs or category certificate.
  • Pay the fees via electronic payment gateways.
  • Check out the status of your application form.
  • If your application form is selected, download the admit card.

Documents/Data required for filling the JAM application form

  • Address for communication
  • The candidate’s eligibility degree specifications and details
  • College name
  • Choice of JAM paper(s)
  • Select the JAM city
  • Scanned copy of the signature, Photograph
  • Details of the Identity Documents

Exam Pattern for IIT JAM 2024

SectionsNo. of questionsType of questionsmarks
130Multiple choice questions50
210Multiple choice questions20
320Numerical answer type questions30

IIT JAM 2024 Syllabus

ChemistrySolid-state, Spectroscopy, adsorption, organic reaction, mathematical concepts, natural products chemistry, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry periodic table, theory of gases, bioinorganic chemistry, chemical bonding and shapes, chemical thermodynamics, etc.
MathematicsOne variable, integral calculation, differential calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, group theory, and sequence, etc.
PhysicsKinetics theory, modern physics, oscillation waves and optics, electricity and mechanism, mechanics and general properties of matter, devices and electronics, and modern physics, etc.
GeologyGeomorphology, structural geology, planet earth, paleontology, petrology, stratigraphy, economic geology, etc.

IIT JAM 2024 Preparation Tips

  • The candidates must focus on their studies and avoid distractions.
  • Make your study plan and follow it.
  • Check out the Exam Pattern and Syllabus.
  • You must take mock tests and previous years’ question papers.

IIT JAM 2024 Test Centers

The eight IIT zones are used to divide the country’s IIT JAM exam centers, where the exams are administered annually.

IIT BombayAhmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT DelhiFaridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IISc BangaloreBengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Thrissur
IIT KharagpurBhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT RoorkeeDehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee
IIT MadrasChennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT KanpurAgra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT GuwahatiAsansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri

IIT JAM 2024 Results

On March 22, 2024, the results of the IIT JAM will be announced. Candidates taking the exam offline will not receive a scorecard. The scorecard includes the AIR and the grades earned in the specific subject. According to the exam results, an All India Rank (AIR) will be assigned.

A distinct merit list will be created for candidates who fall under the GEN, OBC, SC, ST, or PWD categories based on how well they performed on each test paper during IIT JAM 2024. The number of seats available in each subject and each candidate’s AIR are used to determine the merit list.

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